The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13068   Message #114594
Posted By: Barry Finn
15-Sep-99 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Subject: RE: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Hi Frank, I only go back as far Club 47 on it's present location as Passim's on Palmer St. but the reason I'm responding is that I thought that you might not know but would get a kick out of knowing that Old Joe Clark's is still there being upheld by folkie Sandy Sheehan (sp?). I believe the Boston Folk Song Society has some of their weekly sings there, by the grace of Sandy's roommate & president of the society Don Duncan. Sandy has old timey sessions at his music store weekly & has loooong been a steady & strong supporter of folk in the area. As for Passim's, I saw LaMarca's post about no one singing along to Bill Staines, it's gone through a number of changes over the year. At present it's almost exclusively showing the talents of local rising singer/songwriter stars (I think that may explain the non singing along atmosphere. If you remember the Plough & Stars (Cambridge), Spider John koerner just played there I probably last saw him there 20 odds yrs ago. Some of the older folkies from the 50's are still around singing. I don't know if you know these people but they probably were in the area at the same time frame from you discriptions. Alice & Saul are still strong supporters (Alice is the FSSGB 's Historian) Florence Brunnings & Rob Joel have been gone for awhile now. The Irish musicians that you mentioned in the past are all still playing strong. Thought that if this was a trip down memory lane you'd enjoy it, if not hit the deleate button. Barry